Did God say, “I will be your God and you will be my people”?
Did God say, “Look, I am doing a new thing, do you not see it”?
Did God say, “Do not fear, for I am with you, do not be afraid, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my victorious right hand”?
Did God say, “For surely I know the plans I have for you, says the Lord, plans for your welfare and not for harm, to give you a future with hope?”
Did God say these wonderful words, full of comfort and love, of promise and hope for the whole human family?
Yes! God said them.
-Richard L. Floyd, Diving Lessons